THE British fishing industry is “worried sick” that the Government will make “the biggest mistake the country has ever done” and keep Britain tied to the European Union's controversial Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) after Brexit, warned fishing boss June Mummery.
Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly promised that Britain will leave the European Union’s CFP but has faced backlash over the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement reached between the UK and EU last week. Ms Mummery, owner of BFP Eastern and vice chairman of Lowestoft Fish Market Alliance (LFMA), warned the Prime Minister will have a “fight on her hands” if she does not deliver on Brexit.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Ms Mummery said: “She just cannot sell us out down the river. She just cannot do this to us. That would be the biggest mistake this country could ever make. It will be the biggest sell out we have ever done. I’m worried sick about it.”
The fishing boss warned that MPs in Parliament have been “brainwashed”, adding: “The thing with these MPs, they get elected by the people who live in their area. But once they get into London and get their little seat in the House of Commons, they lose it.
“It’s like they are brainwashed. And everything that they told us they were going to do for us, they don’t do.”
Once again reiterating the dangers of not delivering on Brexit for Britain’s fishing industry, Ms Mummery said: “I will quote Theresa May, she said no community in Britain will ever be left behind again.
“Well I hope she sticks to that. Because if she does not then she has got a big fight on her hands.”
British fishermen believe UK waters are overfished by other EU countries and the EU’s CFP means they are also restricted as to how much they can fish.